Great American Play By Lorraine Hansberry Essay

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Intro: Opportunity and inequality have been portrayed in America since It’s existence. In this great American play written by Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun, Opportunity for the Younger family is being told without the death of a relative or family member, money will always be a complication when reaching for higher possibilities. As, said in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” But if all men are created equal, why is it that inequality between blacks and whites is still such a big problem when the younger family are given the opportunity to move into a predominantly white neighborhood? In this play, the set is took place in Chicago’s Southside, throughout World War II. Our main characters include: Ruth (the wife), Walter Lee (the husband), Travis (the son), Beneatha (the sister in law), and Lena (the head of the household). Each of the character’s personality show great difference between each other. In this small household, a family of five strives for reaching greater opportunities, human rights, and equal freedom. In the young family household, the living condition is extremely cramped. With only three rooms, one being a bedroom for Beneatha and Lena, second room for Walter, Ruth, and a third room where young Travis sleeps on a couch in the living room where it is also connected to a small kitchen, the penniless apartment was not suitable for a family of five. In
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